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Hunting and Trapping in Harpswell

Don’t forget your blaze orange! Recreational hunting is a respected tradition in Maine. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is dedicated to providing public access to its preserves for many uses, including hunting, when appropriate. If you like to get outdoors during hunting season, we urge you (and your dogs) to wear blaze orange. In 2023, firearms… Read more

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Acquires Anna M. Tondreau Preserve

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) closed on the new Anna M. Tondreau Preserve on June 12. This will be the land trust’s 19th preserve with public access in Harpswell. The acquisition was initiated by the owners’ deep commitment to conserve their family land and honor their mother’s memory. Five siblings – Beth Tondreau, Claire Tondreau,… Read more

The Forest Playground

Explore, Play, Discover Take a step into the Forest Playground and you will quickly discover that it is not a typical playground. It is much more. This is a place where all of our senses are invited to play. The elements and materials here provide inspiration for fun, connection, creativity, movement and discovery. Children experience… Read more

Enjoy the outdoors in winter!

Enjoy the outdoors in winter!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
January 25, 2023

It’s easy to feel cooped up during the cold and dark of winter. It’s worth the effort to overcome your inertia and get yourself and your family outside! Research shows that being outdoors helps our mood, our brain and our body. Luckily in Harpswell there are lots of options for where to go. This being… Read more

The Origins of Potts Point Preserve

This article was submitted to the Harpswell Anchor by Bob and Kay Howe of the Potts Point Road Association The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has dramatically lessened the friction that used to exist between homeowners on Potts Point Road and outsiders seeking access to the beach and the land at the outer end of the Potts… Read more

Preserve and Trail Videos

Preserve and Trail Videos

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
September 22, 2022

Thanks to our all-star volunteer Lianna Bizer we have videos of many of our trails and preserves. If it’s a rainy or cold day, or you can’t get out on our trails the way you used to, you can now experience our trails from home. Thanks, Lianna! Giant’s Stairs trail Click here for more information… Read more

New Loop Trail Built by Eagle Scout

If you haven’t been to Little Ponds Preserve recently, you might not know that some big changes have been underway. Little Ponds Preserve is a small, 22-acre preserve on Great Island that Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) acquired in 2017. Eagle Scout candidate Harrison Whittaker of Topsham has worked tirelessly over the last few months… Read more